Record Details

NHER Number:2334
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age dagger found near Fox Covert


A Bronze Age dagger or knife, made of copper alloy, found in 1951.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7607 2240
Map Sheet:TF72SE

Full description

1951. North-northwest of Fox Covert.
Bronze knife dagger (S4 and S5), with 2 rivets, tang, no midrib, length 18.4cm (7 1/4"), 186mm Hilt line surviving.
(S1) notes that it was found 'near Massingham Heath', and (S2) notes in 'Gayton'.
Entry is copy of (S3), except for 'knife', inserted by A. J. Lawson (NAU).

Sheffield Museum confirms a dagger in their collection 'Found between Massingham and Gagton (sic)' is the same as above. It was deposited on loan.
E. Rose (NAU) 22 February1982.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • DAGGER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SE 2.
---Correspondence: Lawson, A.. 1981. Letter. 24 November.
---Correspondence: Beswick, P.. 1982. Letter. 18 February.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Grimston.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1951. [unknown]. 24 April.
<S2>Publication: Norwich Castle Museum. 1951. Catalogue Festival Exhibition Archaeological Discoverys. No 23. p 9.
<S3>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S4>Illustration: Unknown. 1951. Sketch of a Bronze Age copper alloy dagger/knife.. Paper. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Unknown. 1951. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy dagger/knife.. Paper. 1:1.

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